What property managers need to know about new Gainesville Rental Regulations

2020, GACAR

On Thursday, September 17, 2020 City Commissioners passed new Rental Regulations. Here is the info that landlords need.

Full Summary

Effective August 1, 2021
Regulated residential rental unit (or regulated unit) means a room or rooms located in a condominium, co-op, timeshare, quadraplex, triplex, duplex or single-family dwelling that is rented, or advertised or held out to be rented, for periods of at least 30 consecutive days or 1 calendar month (whichever is less). This definition expressly excludes public lodging establishments regulated by the state pursuant to Part I of Chapter 509, Florida Statutes, and dormitories.

Rented means allowing any occupant to reside in a regulated unit, regardless of whether such occupancy is free, charitable or in exchange for monetary or other consideration.

Commencing at 12:01 am on October 1, 2021, each regulated unit must have a current annual permit. Each owner shall make application for a permit at least 10 business days prior to allowing an occupant to reside in a regulated unit. Each annual permit issued by the city is valid from October 1 (or date of issuance) to September 30 of the following year. In the event of a change in ownership of a regulated unit, the permit may be transferred to the new owner, but same shall require a new application and payment of the permit fee set forth in Appendix A.

Renewal permit applications shall be submitted on or before September 1 of each year.

What is required to submit with the residential rental permit?

What are the new energy efficiency requirements and when are they required?

How will the process of mandatory inspections work?

What happens if living standards are not met or fail to apply for the permit?

Are there any exceptions for these requirements?

What kind of economic impact will these requirements have on rentals?


Need more details:

View the full ordinance from 9/17/20 City Commission meeting


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